Friday, September 13, 2019

Artsy Card with Pinkfresh Studios...

Hi! I am here today with a card which is a bit different from my usual style.  I made this card for the STAMPtember celebration, where Simon Says Stamp is releasing a new collaborative set with different companies every day. One of the brands is Pinkfresh Studios. I am a big fan of Pinkfresh Studio products. I love their designs, especially the dies. The delicate Floral Squares die set is really beautiful, with six different designs. I used three of the squares to create my card.

I started with a piece of white watercolour paper by Itsy Bitsy and smooshed distress inks in red, yellow and green with pieces of acetate on it. The secret to getting a good look with smooshing is to dry the colour between layers. Otherwise, the colours mix and become muddy. Once I was happy with the colours, I splattered some water droplets for a distressed look. After drying the panel, I splattered black ink with a brush. Here is a closer look at the panel.

The squares were die-cut out of black paper and adhered to the panel with liquid glue. I glued the panel to a black card base directly, tilting it a bit for a more artsy look. The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it on a scrap of black paper and heat embossed it with Wow! Rich Gold embossing powder. Here is a closer look.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pinkfresh Studio STAMPtember 2019 Collaboration:

Color Throwdown #560:

HLS September Watercolor Challenge:

The Flower Challenge #36 - Anything Goes:




  1. Your smooshed background is amazing and makes such a beautiful backdrop for your trio of dies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  2. pretty bkg colour wash....I like those little inchie frames.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.
    :) Karen

  3. Favorite way to make a background - lovely colors
    beautiful card
    thank you for joining the watercolor challenge at HLS
    Barb Housner